Restoration: a novel of seventeenth-century England

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Viking, 1989 - Fiction - 371 pages
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In seventeenth-century England, the King ensures his mistress's safety by having Robert Merival, son of a glovemaker, marry her, but Merivel falls in love with his wife, is cast out of courtly life, and finds refuge working with the insane at New Bedlam

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Restoration is all that its title implies: a tale of the restoration of gaiety, self-indulgence, and worldiness after the austerity of the Puritan regime; the restoration of energy and life to London ... Read full review

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The Five Beginnings
3
Wedding Games
22
An Indian Nightingale
47
Copyright

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Winner of the 1999 Whitbread Prize, "Music & Silence" is Rose Tremain's eighth novel. Her previous work includes "The Way I Found Her" and "Sacred Country, " which are available from Washington Square Press. She has won the Prix Femina Etranger and the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year Award and has been short-listed for the Booker Prize.

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